Young Ones Rock Club Timperley Labour Club, Grange Road
Stamford Hall, Altrincham
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Frank Bell was a boxer who knocked out the great Freddie Mills in the late 1950`s He went on to become a School Teacher at Wellington Road Boys School near Altrincham.He started to be involved with Teenager`s Rock Music, and started the `Young Ones Rock Club` firstly at Timperley Labour Club at Grange Road. He then progressed on to Stamford Hall in Altrincham.Some of the Groups that he brought in were awesome for a small backwater town like this.We saw the Hollies,Freddie & the Dreamers,Billy J Kramer,Gerry and The Pacemakers,Screaming Lord Sutch, Shane Fenton. Johnny & the Semitones where often used as the Warm up Band. Frank`s wife I think had a soft spot for the Hollies and predicted in 1963 that they would be bigger than the Beatles one day.In the recent past I Googled Frank and he is still alive and living in or near Lancaster.He was a gentle giant of a man with a heart of gold. A duff teacher but he got by. A lovely man.